This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Approved! (but frustrated)

We found out today that our tall stack of paperwork has been approved by CEJA (the State Judiciary Commission on Adoption) in Parana, Brazil.  HURRAY!!!  That was one tall hurdle.  And one of the last hurdles too.  So, we're really on the home stretch.  CEJA sent our paperwork to the courthouse with jurisdiction over the kids' case--with their recommendation that we be formally  matched with them.  All that's left is for the court to agree with CEJA and for CEJA to send us our invitation letter.  Then we leave for Brazil!!

However, we also found out that the judge at the kids' courthouse is... on vacation.  Our agencies are now working to figure out if it would be more advantageous to have a different judge at the same court take care of our case... or to wait for the other judge to return from her holiday.  

And... one of our family coordinators is also leaving town for 2 weeks.  

We're SO close, but the finish line is surrounded in fog and we still don't know what comes next or when it will happen.  

See what I mean:  Approved!!  (but frustrated).

I feel like I am at the end of my rope and we need our friends to pray that everything works out SOON.  Our children are waiting for us and we need to get to them.

4 comments:

Bob said...

Congrats!

Julia said...

Oh, Kim! So close! Hang in there...

Rachelle, Mike, and David said...

I really do FEEL your frustration. We both know our kids are waiting for us and need us while the people we need to progress through the system are busy doing other things!!!!!! This is when it gets the hardest to let go and let God. It is heart wrenching! So close, yet not within sight because of the fog....

sarah t said...

YAHHH! I canNOT wait to see pictures! Hopefully you'll receive final approval soon. The rooms look great! How does it feel standing on the brink of motherhood?